Utah’s ‘Zion Curtain’ to remain as bill flounders in Senate

Posted at 8:30 PM, Mar 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-13 08:36:04-04

SALT LAKE CITY – The so-called ‘Zion Curtain’ will remain in place at bars in Utah restaurants after a bill seeking to remove the barriers met opposition in the Utah Senate.

Rep. Kraig Powell, R-District 54, said he has abandoned efforts to pass HB 285 due to opposition in the State Senate.

The bill would have removed the 7-foot 2-inch tall barriers that restaurants in the state must have in place to prevent children from seeing alcoholic beverages being prepared.

For more on the debate surrounding the issue and HB 285, click here.